Kim J. Askew, of The American Bar Association, will testify about the group's recent rating of "well qualified" -- its highest rating -- that it recently bestowed on Sotomayor.
The minority will also call witnesses who will testify against Sotomayor.
In addition to two of the New Haven firefighters who sued the city, Sandy Froman, the former President of the National Rifle Association, is set to talk about her fears that Sotomayor is hostile to gun's rights advocates. In her testimony Sotomayor has said she recognizes that the 2nd Amendment guarantees an individual's right to have a gun and she mentioned that one of her godchildren is a member of the NRA, but gun rights advocates believe she would vote for an expansion of gun restrictions.
The hearings are expected to continue into Friday. Senator Leahy has said he hopes to have a Senate vote by the August recess.